ERIC Number: ED479540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Aug-12
Reference Count: N/A
Policies and Priorities for Health-Related Programs: Report and Recommendations of the Committee To Review Health Professions Education Programs.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
The Illinois Board of Higher Education appointed a committee to review health professions education programs in Illinois and directed the committee to assess the educational needs in the health professions and the extent to which Illinois higher education is supplying qualified professionals to meet those needs. The committee also reviewed enrollment and graduation trends and tuition and cost factors over the last 10 years. Also studied were the Health Services Education Grants Act (HSEGA) program and current Illinois Board of Higher Education policies concerning the health professions. The Committee To Review Health Professions Education Programs held two meetings, conducted a public hearing, and solicited additional input from the higher education community. Findings suggest that overall the policies in place are adequate and should be maintained. The priorities and guidelines, however, require adjustment to reflect current statewide needs in the health professions. Adjustments to these policies will necessitate changes to the programs currently supported under the HSEGA grant program to ensure that state resources are targeted to the areas of highest need. The Committee also recommends new grant categories to address emerging needs for doctoral programs in nursing and physical therapy. The Committee also calls for an annual expenditure report from recipients of HSEGA grants to supplement those accountability measures currently in place. Specific recommendations are made for increasing capacity in some programs and decreasing it in others. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois